Scripture Verse

Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Hebrews 13:14

Introduction

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Horatius Bonar
(1808–1889)

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, The Bi­ble Hymn-Book 1845.

Music: Ves­per (Flo­tow), ar­ranged from Fried­rich von Flo­tow, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Friedrich von Flotow
(1812–1883)

Lyrics

This is not my place of resting;
Mine’s a city yet to come;
Onwards to it I am hasting—
On to my eternal home.

In it all is light and glory,
O’er it shines a nightless day;
Every trace of sin’s sad story—
All the curse has passed away.

There the Lamb, our shepherd, leads us
By the streams of life along;
On the freshest pastures feeds us,
Turns our sighing into song.

Soon we pass this desert dreary,
Soon we bid farewell to pain;
Never more be sad or weary,
Never, never sin again.

Refrain to use with tune Pasco:

Beautiful home, peaceful home,
Far beyond all earthly gloom;
Blest Redeemer, safely lead us
On to our eternal home.